Crab, Bacon and Pea Pasta Salad Recipe

This delicious pasta salad has tons of flavor and is perfect for any occasion. It makes a great lunch too!

Less than 2 weeks before Christmas, I finally get a tree up and decorated! 

We've always had a small tree, so this year with our new house, I wanted to finally get something bigger. 

My awesome Dad went to a doorbusters sale at 7am this morning and snagged a new tree for us at 70% off! Score! I will share a photo in Monday's post!

Even though it's almost Christmas and the middle of winter, I still crave a good pasta salad. 

I usually make them more in the summertime for BBQ's, but they actually go great with any type of meal. 

This pasta salad is perfect with the crab and bacon added in. I use imitation crab, but if you have fresh crab, this salad would be even better. 

I love eating the leftovers for lunch the next day, with some extra sauce added in. 

What is your favorite type of pasta salad?

Crab, Bacon and Pea Pasta Salad

by Sheena
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions
  • 6 ounces bacon, fried and crumbled
  • 8 ounces imitation crab meat
  • 8 ounces frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup celery, sliced
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups mayo
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper, as needed
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until combined. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving. You may need to add additional mayo before serving, if not served right away.
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  1. Thank you for this great recipe! I've been looking for a crab salad, and it sure will be enjoyed. I'm not a blogger, but subscribe to your recipe newsletter and really enjoy it. Have a Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you too! I'm so glad you subscribe! Enjoy!

  2. This sounds delicious and we will definitely try it out. Grumpy loves crab salads!

  3. I'm such a sucker for pasta salads and believe it or not I've never made a crab salad. I'm pinning this for later, Sheena. This may just be the inspiration I need! It looks delicious!

  4. This looks delicious! I love having salad for lunch!

  5. This looks great and your baking dish is adorable :)

  6. As a vegetarian, I still make meat dishes for my husband. I am always afraid to work with seafood, but this seems so easy (and imitation crab is one of my daughter's favourites.)

  7. I can not express enough how much I love this salad. Great recipe!

  8. I'm happy for you that you got your tree up! It definitely makes it feel like Christmas! I love pasta salad any time of year too, and I love the combination of flavors you've got going on here, Sheena.

  9. I love a good pasta and pea salad too! This one looks terrific!

  10. I need a new tree too, wish my dad had gotten up early to get me one. Haha. I always forget about pasta salads. I really should make them more. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I love pasta salads and yours with extra veggies looks really good!

  12. I love pasta salad but hadn't thought of adding crab - love this!

  13. You had me at bacon! There is so much good stuff in this pasta salad that I am going to have to try it.

  14. Crab and bacon is like my dream flavor combo! Love this!

  15. Crab and bacon...what could be better than that! Love them both! Thanks for sharing this yummy pasta salad with us at Foodie Fridays!


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